Nicaragua: Pork Producing Sector to Grow 10% in 2018

The growth could be driven by improvements that have been achieved in terms of technification, production management and meat processing and distribution.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

n>Between January and October of this year, activities in the pig farmer sector registered an increase of 7% compared to the same period in 2016.

See also: "Central America Consumes More Pork Meat"

In a statement from the Central Bank, Marcos Umanzor, President of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Producers, indicated that "... a similar number of animals were slaughtered last year, and greater quantities of pounds of meat produced have been obtained, due to the work done in farms to produce more efficiently and an increase in the number of mothers in the productive units."

"... Similarly
, he pointed out that the sector has advanced in aspects such as the Technical Labeling Standard, Executive Resolution of the National Porcine Production Regulations, as well as in the environmental area with the Marena."

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Central America Consumes More Pork Meat

September 2017

In the last five years annual per capita consumption of pork in the countries of the region increased from 4.6 kilos in 2012 to 5.3 kilos in 2016, and growth was driven mainly by Panama and Costa Rica.

Between 2012 and 2016 regional pork consumption has maintained an upward trend, growing from 205 thousand tons in 2012 to 249 thousand tons in 2016, which is an increase of 21%. 

Chinese Demand Drives Global Pork Market

July 2016

A rise is anticipated in the international price of pork in the third quarter of 2016 because of continued strong demand from the Asian country.

From a report on

Continued strong demand for pork from China and maintenance of supply will be the main factors in the third quarter of 2016, according to a report by Rabobank concerning the third quarter of 2016. In the view of Albert Vernooij, animal protein analyst at Rabobank, "this will lead to an increase in pork prices on the Rabobank index, improving margins for farmers".

Pig Producers Versus Slaughterhouses

September 2014

Pork producers in Costa Rica are complaining that they are trying to directly export pork to Asian markets, but slaughterhouses "only want the business for themselves."

Porcicultor industry entrepreneurs are trying to open new markets, especially in countries with which Costa Rica has signed trade agreements, but are complaining that slaughterhouses have rejected their applications for processing meat, sometimes citing lack of certifications and in other cases, because " ... 'What slaughterhouses want is customers and to keep paying low prices to producers"," said the Speaker of the Chamber of Pork Producers, Renato Alvarado to ."

Japan Consuming More Imported Pork

August 2014

The outbreak of swine diarrhea which affected the pork cultivation sector has led to a greater consumer preference for imported meat.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):

Japan is the largest importer of pork in the world, the fifth of pork sausages and sixth largest consumer of pork.

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